Egypt: Obama tells Morsi that violence is 'unacceptable'

US president expresses concern over those killed and injured

07 December, 09:50

(ANSAmed) - NEW YORK, DECEMBER 7 - US president Barack Obama has told his Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Morsi, that ''all of Egypt's political leaders must make it clear to their supporters that violence is unacceptable.'' This comment came during a telephone call in which Obama spoke in favour of Morsi's request for dialogue with the opposition, while at the same time stressing that no conditions must be laid down for either of the two sides involved. Obama expressed his concerns to Morsi about the people who have died or been injured in the protests over the past few days. The US president reiterated that the United States continues to support the Egyptian population and its transition towards a democracy that respects the rights of Egyptians. He said that ''it is essential that Egyptian leaders set aside their differences and agree on a path which allows Egypt to go forward.''(ANSAmed).

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